National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Executive Director Rea Carey presents State of the Movement address
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Executive Director Rea Carey presented the annual State of the Movement address today at the 23rd National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change, in Minneapolis, Minn., where more than 2,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates have gathered to strategize on how to advance LGBT equality.
Carey took stock of the past year, presented a vision for the year ahead and laid out a plan to move forward in the struggle for equality. She highlighted the advances of the past year, such as the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and the changes in housing and hospital policy barring discrimination against LGBT people. Carey also stated that in order to achieve full equality, the LGBT movement should truly represent the racial, gender and economic diversity of the community, make gender identity central to the work and align more closely with other allies and social justice movements.